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Hot Wheels Turbo Racing is a racing video game released for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation in 1999. It features 40 cars based on the Hot Wheels series of toys. It also features Kyle Petty's 1999 NASCAR stock car, as it was sponsored by Hot Wheels. The game features music from artists like Primus, Metallica, The Reverend Horton Heat and Mix Master Mike.


Gameplay

The focus of the game is racing one of a selection of vehicles through various themed race tracks. Secret tracks can be unlocked by winning races and new cars can be used by finding 'Mystery Car' bonuses hidden in each track. Six vehicles participate in each race.[1][2] The game features a total of 40 playable vehicles.[2][3] Stunts can be executed by holding the directional pad or analog stick in certain directions while in mid-air to add to the turbo meter for increased speed.

As seen in the hint screens, using the controller to perform various stunts from jumping-off points gains 'Turbos' which allow short bursts of speed. The car in use will take damage based on running into obstacles or other cars. Power-up icons found around the track give various performance enhancements.

Featured Cars

Car Name Notes Game Version Actual Version (or Close Proximity)
Bi-Sector The 1st of 2 cars that was part of the Crashers series 00BiSector BiSector
Cat-A-Pult Game version identical to the 1998 FE version 01Catapult Cat-A-Pult Red5sp
Deora Game version similar to the 1968 FE Version 02Deora DeoraTROrange
Double Vision Game version identical to the 1998 FE version 03DoubleVision Double Vision Red
Dragster Game version identical to the 1995 Race Team version 04Dragster Dragster race team 5sp 1995
Evil Weevil Game version identical to the 1971 FE version 05EvilWeevil EvilWeevil8 Crop
Formula 5000 Game version paint & tampos unlike any released version 06Formula5K TRFormula5K
Go Kart Game version similar to the 1998 FE version 07GoCart Go Kart
Gulch Stepper Game version paint & tampos unlike any released version 08GulchStepper Gulch Stepper YelCT
Hot Wheels 500 Game version similar to the 1995 Race Team Version. 09HotWheels500 Hot Wheels 500 Blu
Hot Wheels Car Game version very similar to the HW Race Team edition 10HotWheelsCar TRHWCarRR
Jet Threat Game version identical to 1971 FE version. 11JetThreat JetThreatAqua
Lakester Game version very similar to the 1998 FE version 12Lakester Lakester RedLft
Mongoose Game version most similar to the 1973 Mongoose II version 13Mongoose Mongoose 1973 Red
Power Pipes Game version similar to the 1997 Phantom Racers version 14PowerPipes TRPowerPipes
Power Pistons Game version similar to the 1996 Toy Fair release. 15PowerPistons Power Pistons DM '96 ToyFair
Power Rocket Game version most similar to the 1995 FE version 16PowerRocket Power Rocket Purpl5SP2
Purple Passion Game version similar to the 1990 FE version 17PurplePassionJPG Purplepassion
Rash 1 The 2nd of 2 cars that was part of the Crashers series 18Rash1 TR Rash1
Red Baron Game version identical to
the 1973 version
19RedBaron RedBaron RL Flying
Rigor Motor Game version identical to the 1994 FE version 20RigorMotor Rigor Motor MtRed
Road Rocket Game version very similar to the 1996 FE version 21RoadRocket TRRoadRocket
Rock Buster

Game version paint unlike any released version

22RockBuster Rock buster flyin color yellow BW
Shadow Jet Game version paint & tampos unlike any released version. (The 2006 release is similar) 23ShadowJet TRShadowJet
Silhouette II Game version very similar to the 1993 FE release 24SilhouetteII TRSilhouetteII
Slideout Game version identical to the 1998 FE version 25Slideout SlideOut Prp
Snake Game version most similar to the 1973 Snake II version 26Snake Snake
Sol-Aire CX-4 Game version similar to the 1994 version 27SolAireCX4 Sol-Aire-DKBluUH
Speed Blaster Game version similar to the 1995 release 28SpeedBlaster Speed Blaster blu5sp
Splittin' Image II Game version identical to the 1998 X-Treme Machines 5-Pack version 29SplittinImageII Splittin Image II AGENTAIR 3
Stagefright Game version identical to the 1978 Flying Colors version 30Stagefright Stagefright BW malaysia base
Stealth Game version paint & window are unlike any released version 31Stealth TRStealth
Street Rodder Game version similar to the 1976 Flying Colors version 32StreetRodder Streetrodder
Strip Teaser Game version similar to the 1971 FE version 33StripTeaser TRStripTeaser
Super Van Game version similar to the 1975 Flying Colors version 34SuperVan Supervan BlkRLL
Sweet 16 II Game version identical to the 1999 Toys 'R' Us Exclusive version 35Sweet16II Sweet 16 II PrpFlms
Thunder Roller Game version identical to the X-V Racers version 36ThunderRoller ThunderRollerXVRACERS
Tow Jam Game version identical to the 1998 FE version 37TowJam 18841-towjam-xdroop
Twin Mill Game version paint and tampos unlike any released version. (The 2008 Since '68 version is similar) 38TwinMill TRTwinMill
Twin Mill II Game version identical to the 1996 release. 39TwinMillII Twin Mill II DkBluUH
Way 2 Fast Game version identical to the 1997 FE version 40Way2Fast Way 2 Fast OrgSlv
Twin Mill A gold spectraflame version is shown in the game intro 41TwinMill TRTwinMillIntroVid

Tracks

Track Name Track Close Up In All Formats? Unlock? No. of Mystery Cars
Dawn Encounter
HWTR Track Dawn Encounter
Yes Available at start 2
Snake River Mine
HWTR Track Road To Snake River Mine
Yes Available at start 2
Road To Rustwell
HWTR Track Road To Rustwell
Yes Available at start 2
Cold Fusion
HWTR Track Cold Fusion
Yes Available at start 2
Command Center
HWTR Track Command Center
Yes Available at start 2
Helicrash
HWTR Track Helicrash
Yes Available at start 1
R.M. Sludgeworks
HWTR Track R.M. Sludgeworks
Yes Complete the Hot Wheels Cup 2
R.M. Test Track
HWTR Track R.M. Test Track
Yes Complete the Hot Wheels Cup 1
Exhaust Pipes
HWTR Track Exhaust Pipes
No Complete the Hot Wheels Cup 0
Serpent Sprint
HWTR Track Serpent Sprint
No Complete the Secret Car Cup 0
Volcano Blowout
HWTR Track Volcano Blowout
No Complete the Secret Car Cup 0

Power Ups

Spread thoughout each race track are a number of useful power-ups that temporarily boost your vehicle's performance. Only 1 power-up can be used at a time.

Icon Name

Description

HWTB 4X4 Icon
4X4 Allows your vehicle to drive through the slippery or muddy shortcuts without being slowed down.
HWTB Cars Of Steal Icon
Cars Of Steal

Temporarily provides your vehicle with maximum durability.

This is useful for ramming into other cars.

HWTB Gyro Icon
Gyro Enhances your vehicle's ability to perform stunts by allowing it to spin like a top.
HWTB Rubber Cars Icon
Rubber Car Forces cars that bash into you to harmlessly bounce off.
HWTB Sticky Tires Icon
Sticky Tires Improves the grip of your vehicle's tires.
HWTB Super Breaks Icon
Super Breaks Significantly improves your breaking ability, allowing you to stop on a dine.
HWTB Super Handling Icon
Super Handling Increases the grip, downforce, engine power, and center of gravity of your vehicle resulting in greater handling capacity.
HWTB Turbo Boost Icon
Turbo Boost Collect to add more turbos to your Turbo Meter.

Links

PlayStation Sounds (downloadable)

Nintendo 64 Sounds (downloadable)

Trivia

  • Shadow Jet II was named Stealth
  • Strip Teaser was unlockable in PS1 Version instead of the N64.
  • Exhaust Pipe, Serpent Sprint & Volcano Blowout are exclusive to the PS1 Version
  • The wheels and details of some cars are different in the N64 Version than the PS1 Version.

Videos

Hot Wheels Turbo Racing (Part 7 - FINALE) - Dude Tier Codes - HGPlay-0

Hot Wheels Turbo Racing (Part 7 - FINALE) - Dude Tier Codes - HGPlay-0

Hot Wheels Turbo Racing Secrets (PS1)

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